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buffalo springfield on us. you know this is my favorite thing to quote. there's something happening out here. what it is, ain't exactly clear. but one thing for sure, president obama's team is clearly starting to act like any structural ang they thought they had is eroding. and that turns up the heat on tomorrow's debate. connecting with questionnaires, getting this idea that he can handle real people, can the president get people to give him another look? a case can be made. this debate is now the most crucial with next week's. >>> plus, four races that tell a story of not just big money but also a clue about which party can claim victory in november even if control doesn't necessarily change hands. good morning from washington. it's 22 days until election day and it's monday, october 15th, 2012. i'm chuck todd. for a few of you, it's another irs deadline. let's get to our reads of the morning. with three reads to go, tomorrow's town hall debate in new york could be a turning point for romney it's an opportunity to clear what has been his biggest hurdle, the likability problem. underst
denied reporting by the new york times that the u.s. has agreed to direct bilateral talks with iran on its nuclear program while saying it remains open to talks. romney supporters were quick to criticize the white house on this front. >> it's another example of a national security leak from the white house. they have done a lot of that. it sounds like the u.s. is taking a position that we're likely to jettison our allies. >> there is a pattern here. we talk, they enrich. it needs to stop. >> well, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod said he had no knowledge about possible talks, defended the administration's iran policy. >> there is a tremendous disquiet in iran. their currency has dropped in value by 50%. their oil business has dropped by 50%. and they're feeling the heat. and that's what the sanctions were meant to do. >> another question for tonight. how much will this debate matter? in our new poll, 27% of voters tell us the debates have made them more likely to support romney, compared to 24% who said the same of obama. that three-point edge is a small advantage compare
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was, in fact, deliberate and organized. on friday peter king called on ambassador susan rice to resign saying, quote, the fact is she gave out information which was either intentionally or unintentionally misleading and wrong and there should be consequences for that. called her, quote, an enormously capable person. in an unusual statement on friday, the office of the director of national intelligence explained the changing description of the events of the attack, quote, in the immediate aftermath, there was information that led us to aseventy that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in cairo. as we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists. the administrations appeared to slow walk, calling the libya attack terrorism. the president's aitd said intelligence had changed. >> that was preposterous. this president's record on terrorism takes a back seat to no one. >> i
of it. obama care is on my list. i use that term with all respect. >> i like it. >> the difference in the debate demeanor is most evident at the end during the closing statements. >> you know, four years ago we were going through a major crisis. and yet my faith and confidence in the american future is undiminished. four years ago i said i'm not a perfect man and wouldn't be a perfect president. that's a promise governor romney thinks i kept. i also promised that i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people. >> romney, a much crisper closing. >> kbrn this is bigger than an election about the two of us as individuals. it's bigger than our respective parties. it's an election about the course of america. i will keep america strong and get america's middle class working again. >> romney had a bounce in his step post debate. it looked like a genuine moment on stage. romney lingered after the president left and parted with a triumphant wave. got a rousing response from relieved partisans. if romney's goal for the first debate was to get a second look from voters, he s
a trap. all right. very good. thank you guys so much for being with us. sam stein, if it's way too early -- go ahead. if it's way too early, what time is it? >> "morning joe" and i think right now it's time for chuck todd. did i guess? >>> front and center. mitt romney marches into battleground virginia to outline his foreign policy vision. if he gets into the white house, we know he'll offer a rhetorical contrast to president obama, but how much space is there on policy? and is this an official break from the bush doctrine? also, the biden ryan debate in kentucky. will the vice president avoid any quote bumps in the road as the president described his own performance over the weekend and how will paul ryan perform on the biggest stage of his career. plus, you say tomato. i say electoral. find out how some trade decisions could affect the election in some key states. good morning, it's monday, october 8th, 2012. i'm chuck todd. i know some of you are celebrating as if this is some federal holiday. there is no day off when it's 29 days until the november election. if mitt romney is
have done for all of us. >> "morning joe," be safe out there, stick around now for chuck. >>> sandy storms through the northeast causing massive flooding, knocking out power for nearly 8 million people, one of the worst storms ever to hit the region, leaving billions of dollars in damage in its path. meanwhile, president obama and governor romney canceled more campaign plans, essentially freezing the race in place with just seven days to go. could sandy reset the tone of the race in the final hours? or even delay the election? >>> and that broken construction crane, folks, it's still dangling, dangerously high above the streets of midtown manhattan. the latest on that and much more in minutes. we've got that live briefing from mayor michael bloomberg that comes up in this hour. good morning from washington. it's still one week until election day, believe it or not, tuesday, october 30th, 2012, this is the "daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. let's get right to what we know this hour. at least 18 people have been killed, early estimates, but the damage from sandy at somewhere between $10
that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> playing off the enthusiastic crowd. romney had lines for the base. may even tested out a few zingers we might hear wednesday night. >> this is a home to focus on the family which is committed to preserving the foundation of america. we have to get the pipe laine from canada if i have to build it myself. >> it will kill america's entrepreneurship. >> that's the first time, by the way, romney talked about card check on the stump since the primaries. others call it the employee free choice act. it was a priority four years ago. it never passed because a few democrats helped kill it. it's faded from the debate since 2009. that's why it was odd to hear it last night. the president took a break from a more low key debate schedule. he delivered pizzas to the local campaign office where he also called some volunteers and did a little joking about his own debate prep. >> basically they are putting me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework.
send our system crashing into the courts and truly test us in a constitutional crisis. we're going to go deep into that. >>> buckeye of the beholder. ohio takes center stage again, this time for a fight over energy policy. we're live in youngstown and guess who else is on stage in ohio today? that's right, the boss man, bruce springsteen hits the trail with bill clinton for president obama and it begins in ohio today. >>> and woeing women. who would have expected that libya would not be the biggest story out of the tuesday debate. instead, it is governor romney's binders full of women and the renewed effort by both campaigns to win over these swing suburban women voters. >>> good morning from washington. it's thursday, october 18th, 2012. this is the daily rundown, i'm chuck todd. it's the middle of october, folks. this thing is racing by. let's get right to my first read of the morning. okay. with 19 days to go, the candidates are barnstorming the battleground states today. then the president and mitt romney share a stage again tonight -- this time for let sniping and more laughs.
laden. that was the right thing to do. it's widely reported that drones are used in drone strikes and i support that entirely. we can't kill our way out of this mess. we don't want another iraq, another afghanistan. that's not the right course for us. >> doing his best to sit on what his campaign believes is momentum and potentially a lead, and avoid alienating swing voters, particularly suburban women, the president was left to suggest romney's shift to the center was momentum of inconsistent foreign policy that would make him an unreliable commander in chief. >> whether it's the middle east, whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. your strategy previously has been one all oef the map. what we need to do with respect to the middle east is strong, steady leadership, not wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map. >> romney's harshest credit teak of the president, he tried to pin what he called a, quote, rising tied of chaos on the president, saying that the obama administration failed to live up to promises that candi
him of washingtonspeak and using that phrase over and tried to distance himself from the national republican party, mandel. >> if elected would you vote for the ryan budget plan, yes or no, why or why not? >> i have not come out in support of that plan and do not have plans to come out in support of it. i will have my own plan when i go to washington to save medicare and save social security. >> you might have heard that answer before, tom, on eight or ten or 15 different issues. when you go to washington you vote -- i know this sounds like washingtonspeak to josh but you actually vote yes or no. >> in a january survey for an anti-abortion group right to life, mandel checked yes next to a box asking whether he supports federal and state legislation to ban abortion. he did not check the box that supported any exceptions. the campaign says in a subsequent survey he did make it clear he supports a very narrow abortion exception. >> i do support an exception to protect the life of the mother. sherrod brown is an extremist on this issue and actually supports tax dollars to fund abortio
flying at us. it seems their new strategy is to basically call us liars, to descend down into a mud pit and hopefully with enough mud slinging, people will get demoralized and they can win by default. >> vice president biden has also been reviewing video of ryan's speeches in interviews and he's also reading ryan's book now. >> what i have been doing mostly is quite frankly studying up on congressman ryan's positions on the issues. and governor romney has embra d embraceded everything i can say. i don't want to say anything in the debate that's not completely accurate. >> two of them are going to be seated and that does change sort of how candidates interact. trust me, spirit over the years has shown that. it's about 60 hours until the first and only vice presidential debate. expectations are now a little bit higher and it's paul ryan's first debate. it seems ryan is down there, it's more debate boot camp. he's done quite a few mock debates, has he not? >> where do you go to aid and reslacks, but also to prepare for the bickest 90 minutes of their life. you're bound to hear some debiti
and still more questions in the benghazi attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others, the state department just last night finally gives its most complete account of what happened and high. maybe because congress is taking center stage in the homestretch of this qualm pain season for an oversight hearing led by congressman darrell issa, one of the obama administration's toughest critics. the last week before the vice presidential debate. >>> plus capital control, the future of the senate could come down to just a handful of races, but, boy, are they different from state to state. today an exclusive, but the two guys driving their party's paths to power. good morning from washington, it's wednesday, october 1010/10/2012. >> last night senior state department officials gave their fullest account yet on the athat killed ambassador chris stevens. the most important take away, there were no protests in front of the consulate before the attacks ever. directly contradicting the story given by susan rice three weeks ago. here's the timeline as we know it from the state department. at 8:
for better and worse being joe. >> our adversaries are much more willing tomorrow bra embrace us >> with all due respect, that is malarkey. >> under a romney administer, we will have credibility under this issue. >> vice president biden. >> that's incredible. >> thank goodness we have these sanctions in place. >> oh, god. >> over 100 can criminal investigations have been launched. >> go ahead. >> martha, look -- >> and at one point the vice president seemed to even hold himself back from actually cursing. >> this is a bunch of stuff. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> it means it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> irish call it malarkey. >> ryan, of course, largely avoided taking the bait. he did push back at biden a few times including this little zinger. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> the democratic base needed a shot in the arm and biden gave it to them, deploying several attacks that romney failed to use in just one minute of the debate. one minute. auto bailou
of the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton comments on the latest revelations. good morning from cincinnati. it's thursday, october 25th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. i think we're now under three hours until the first poll closed. developing now, live pictures of an obama campaign rally in tampa, florida. the president in the middle of a 48-hour nonstop campaign swing after an overnight flight from nevada. he's hitting the trifecta today. he'll be in virginia and ohio later and then a stop in chicago to vote early before heading back to the white house for a little bit of sleep late tonight. the president is expected to speak any minute now. of course brian williams has been traveling with the president. he joins me now from that tampa rally. brian, i'm in hamilton county perhaps the most important county. you're in the most important county in florida. >> reporter: this county has 10% of the vote in. the last couple rallies since we've been on the trail, it's all about early vote. early vote. last night katy per
for chuck and he's right here with us. >> fiery, feisty, and fierce. fight in long island last night. governor romney and president obama trade blows. the president showed up for this debate different than the other one. was it enough to stop romney's momentum? robert gibson how the president tried to put the denver debate downer behind him and reince priebus on romney's road ahead with one debate and less than three weeks to go. and the college student who asked the very first question last night. find out whether either answer from the candidates hit the mark for him and what was it like to get ready for the big night. good morning from new york city. it's 20 days until election day and it's wednesday, october 17th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown" and i'm chuck todd. if you like your debate scrappy, which two candidates don't seem to like and maybe respect each other too much, governor romney and president obama delivered big time. the two candidates debated as if both of their political careers depended on it because well, they do. from the start, it was confrontational, petty,
groups and said, can you help us find them and they brought us binders of women. >> awkward for governor romney on several questions one man stumbled and one pounced. the president was asked by a 2008 supporter why he should be elected for the second term. >> what have you done or accomplish to earn my vote? >> we've gone through a four tough years, no doubt about it. the point is, the commitments i've made, i've kept. and those i haven't been able to keep, it's not for lack of trying and we're going to get it done in a second term. >> i think you know better -- i think you know that these last four years haven't been so good, as the president just described and that you don't feel like you're confident that the next four years are going to be better either. >> meanwhile, romney struggled on how he would be better than george bush. >> we are different people and these are different times and i'll crack down on china. president bush didn't. i'm also going to dramatically expand trade in latin america. >> there are some things where governor romney is different than george bush. george bus
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just outside of us in virginia today. we're breaking down the recent success for democrats in the old dominion and what are the president's chances to do it again? good morning from a very rainy washington. it's monday, october 29th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. and it's this. a massive category 1 storm, but it's a large one. and it's bearing down on the east coast just eight days before the election. nearly 60 million people are in hurricane sandy's path one way or the other. and it stretches more than 800 miles from north carolina to maine. and as sandy barrels towards the east coast, it is already bringing heavy rainfall and sustained winds up to 85 miles an hour. now, it's not just wind and rain. as much as three feet of snow is forecast in parts of west virginia. officials estimate repairing the damage for all of these states could cost billions. that's plural. hundreds of thousands of people from maryland to connecticut have been ordered to evacuate low-lying coastal areas including 375,000 in new york city,
the election. what does that tell us about where the campaign stakes are really in play this morning. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, october 31st, 2012. happy halloween. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to may first reads of the morning. we're still a long way from recovery. today after hurricane sandy's devastation we're seeing the very first signs of a return to what may be some normalcy as millions attempt to put the pieces back together. this hour new york city mayor michael bloomberg will ring the opening bell at the new york stock exchange which plans to be fully operational despite blackouts and flooding in lower manhattan. two of the area's major airports, jfk and newark in new jersey have opened with some limited service this morning. but new york's laguardia airport remains closed after major flooding. overall, nearly 19,000 flights canceled since sunday. the presidential campaign is resuming sort of. while the president will spend one more day off the trail focused on sandy re0 covery efforts, governor romney will be back on the trail f
. a hearing about the night the u.s. ambassador was killed in libya produces a lot more questions than answers. one thing is for sure. this is not the argument the white house wants to be having right now. plus under the archives. the last and most unforgettable zingers. the financial debates. good morning from center college here in danville, kentucky, left it behind me. it's october 11th, 2012. yes, that's 10-11-12, one of those cool numerology dates. tonight, if this were the playoffs, tonight would be game two. and after ace romney beat ace obama in game one, democrats are looking for their number two starter, joe biden, to try to even the score. republicans are hoping to go 2-0. team obama needs a strong performance from biden to make up for last week and change the subject, which the president is still being forced to explain. >> governor romney had a good night. i had a bad night. >> not bad. >> well, it's not the first time i've had a bad night, but i think what's important is that the fundamentals of what this race is about haven't changed. governor romney went to a lot of trouble to
was running for the u.s. senate those women issues came up again and again and really did turn a great number of voters in the direction of michael bennett. >> i know you are having a fight between the state and localities having to do with fracking and you want to expand energy. it sounds like romney would be on your side on some of these things and the stereotype would be the president wouldn't be on your side with some of these things. >> the president has been. the president asked to look into fracking and found it was safe if done properly. you have to make sure like with any industrial process you don't want people making mistakes. if you look at what inexpensive natural gas has done our co 2 emissions are down where they were during eisenhower's presidency. we are half the way towards achieving protocol even though we didn't vote to accept it. many ways it is a game changer. it is cheaper and creates jobs and cleaner for the air. >> and then colorado will have a boom. >> we are one of the top states for natural gas. president obama says all of the above. we need solar and wind and inex
to leave. >> and your mom is here. >> your mom. hi, mom. this is for you. a little gift for you from us. >> thank you. >> and a little cake. there are a couple more downstairs. >> go white sox. >> if it's way too early what time is it? >> kate's "morning joe." >> yay! >>> the unemployment rate dropped below 8% for the first time in the obama presidency hitting 7.8% for september. but the raw job gains are tepid. will the below 8% news do much to change the economic perceptions of undecided voters in the final weeks before the election? meanwhile a shifted swagger as mitt romney waits to see if his numbers swing up after a decisive debate. he certainly has a spring in his step out on the campaign trail. on the whole 47% comment that never came up at the debate romney says he was wrong. as for the president, he put some mileage between himself and the mile high city with much more fiery talk than anything we heard from him at the actual debate. but is the president's tough talk too little too late? good morning from washington. it's friday, october 5th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown."
they were looking at a tease for "the usual suspects." look at us. >> allison -- >> which one of us is kaiser soze? >>> hi hopes, with polls shifting in its favor, mitt romney looks to build on his momentum with another strong debate performance and president obama, he needs to try to win over both the audience in tonight's town hall and those voters will are kind of undecided or who thought they were going to stick with him that might be on the verge of breaking romney's way if he doesn't perform well tonight. one topic sure to come up is libya and secretary of state hillary clinton is giving the president some political cover by taking full responsibility for the security failures that led to the death of u.s. diplomats in benghazi. >>> just like old time, h ross perot the third name in the headlines on a presidential debate day. he is choosing sides and making news in a key battleground state when he does t >>> good morning from new york city 21 days until election day, a few miles away from the debate site at hofstra in long island, tuesday, october 16, 2012 this is the daily ru
do the talking. it's not just the polls that tell us who is up and who is down. watch where the cant datz and their top surrogates are going with just 18 days until election day. that's the real tell. good morning from washington. it's friday, october 19, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. an incredibly packed show. some senate debate highlights. a lot of senate debates last night. i'll have that for you later in the show. we have a new decision app deal, sliders, big stack the stage if you love that app, and i have polls. so let me get to my first read of the morning. today president obama and governor romney hit the trail for the last time before monday's foreign policy debate in boca raton. when the candidates leave florida tuesday there will be just 14 days left in this race, folks. romney, paul, ryan, even ann romney campaigned in the sunshine state. the vice president will stump in florida as well. president obama holds a rally in fairfax, virginia, before leaving for camp david where he's doing his foreign policy debate prep this weekend. florida is to romney w
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